Inti Creates has announced a release date for its PC port of Blaster Master Zero, a reboot of the run-and-gun, 8-bit NES classic.
Blaster Master was originally released in 1988 by Sun Corporation. The game features a main character, Jason, who follows his pet from down a hole into the earth. After finding a tank, he uses it to battle radioactive mutants from beneath the planet’s crust.
In 2017, Inti Creates recreated Blaster Master as Blaster Master Zero for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. Blaster Master Zero features new bosses, areas, weapons, and gameplay mechanics while still preserving the top-down/side-view, 8-bit style.
Today, Inti Creates revealed that Blaster Master Zero will be making its way to PC via Steam. The game’s release date for North America, Europe, and Japan is set for June 14.
Inti Creates has also confirmed that it is making a push towards releasing more of its console titles on Steam “in the coming months.” Inti Creates is known for console games like Mighty Gunvolt Burst and Gal*Gun 2.
Here is a list of features from Blaster Master Zero‘s Steam page:
- On the side-view maps, take control of the battle tank SOPHIA III and explore your surroundings as you search for the entrance to the dungeon where the area’s boss lurks.
- Once you find a dungeon entrance, exit SOPHIA III and make your way inside as the hero, Jason, and take on the mutants that dwell within in top-down mode.
- Defeat the mid-bosses and area bosses to acquire new items, sub-weapons, upgrades to SOPHIA III and Jason’s equipment, and new abilities and maneuvers that allow SOPHIA III to access new areas.
- Player 2 can provide support for Player 1 as they traverse through the game in the co-op multiplayer mode.
Look for the Steam version of Blaster Master Zero for USD$9.99 starting on June 17. The game will be discounted by 10% throughout the first week of its release.